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Unable to configure advanced network settings

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I have been using Nest for two years. My network went down and I have reset everything. The only issue now is I am unable to set upIP reservation and port forwarding because I no longer see those options. All I see is privacy settings with


checkboxes for permission to provide anonymous data to Google.


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Hi folks,


@Anonymousity, thanks for posting. Let’s get you set up. Here are the steps you can follow:


Change your DHCP settings

  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi > Settings > Advanced Networking.
  3. Tap DHCP IP reservations > Add IP reservations.
  4. Tap the device for which you’d like to assign a static IP.
  5. Enter a static IP address, then tap Save.

Set up port forwarding or port opening

  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi > Settings > Advanced Networking.
  3. Tap Port management > Add.
  4. Select the tab for the type of IP address you're forwarding.
  5. Select a device.
  6. Add your internal and external ports.
    • For IPv4: Choose an internal port used by the device on the local network and an external port on the WAN. You can enter a single port number (#) or a port range (####-####).
      • Note: When entering a port range internal and external ranges need to be the same. This is not the case for single port forwarding.
    • For IPv6: Enter the port range.
      • Note: Some devices will suggest what ports to use, while others let you choose. If you don’t know which ports to forward, contact the device manufacturer or check the device's manual.
  7. Choose either Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP), or TCP/UDP. These are different protocols used to send data over the internet.
  8. Tap Save.

Let me know if you encounter any issues. I’ll wait for your update.


@coketherealthin, let us know if you need any help.


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Hello everyone,

Chiming in to see if you still need assistance with this. Hope the previous post helped. Let us know if you have additional questions ― we'd love to help.


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Community Specialist

Hey there,

We haven't heard from you in a while so we'll be locking this thread if there is no update within 24 hours. If you have any new issues, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the Community.